R.I.P. Ricky 'Lord Infamous' Dunigan (of Three 6 Mafia)

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R.I.P. Ricky 'Lord Infamous' Dunigan (of Three 6 Mafia)

Post by amatoxin on Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:21 pm

Ricky Dunigan, better known as Lord Infamous, died during a visit at his mother's home in Memphis on Friday, Dec. 20. He was 40 years old.

His half-brother, Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul, told The Hollywood Reporter that Dunigan "passed away in his sleep from a heart attack. He said he was tired, he wanted to sleep. He sat down at the kitchen table, put his head in his arms to lay down...to get some sleep."

Dunigan's mother returned home, only to find her son dead at the table.

Fellow artists immediately took to Twitter to react to Dunigan's death, including both current and former Three 6 Mafia members.

"R.I.P. lord infamous," fellow founding member Juicy J wrote."Thx you for your prayers, I'm very hurt, can't believe it's true."

"He gave us the name #Triple6Mafia," Lil Wyte tweeted. "He was a pioneer, he was a god, he was my friend. RIP Ricky 'Lord Infamous' Dunigan."

"Rest in Peace Lord Infamous please respect the family and dear friends during this tragedy," said Gangsta Boo. "I will never forget the shows we rocked together. My heart is in pieces."


HipHopDX can confirm that Lord Infamous, born Ricky Dunigan, passed away by way of a heart attack. DX talked to his half-brother and Three 6 Mafia co-founder DJ Paul just hours after learning of the death.

"He had a heart attack in his sleep," Paul says during an exclusive interview with HipHopDX. "His mother found him dead this morning. He had been dead, the doctors say, for about five hours. And she came home, he was sitting at the kitchen table with his head down on his arms. He had told his girlfriend that he was sleeping and he wanted to go to sleep. His girlfriend left and was like, 'You going to be fine?' And he was like, 'Yeah, I'm going to be good.' And she was like, 'You sure?' and he was like, 'Yeah, yeah, I'm positive, I just want to get some sleep.' So he laid his head in his arms at the kitchen table and he went to sleep and then when his momma came home, he was sitting at the kitchen table passed away."

In 2010, it was reported that Lord Infamous suffered a heart attack and stroke. Both Gangsta Boo and Juicy J tweeted about the rapper's condition during his residency at the hospital. Juicy said, “Lord infamous is doin ok” in a tweet around the time he was at the hospital. Details regarding Infamous' heart attack at the time were scarce.

"We don't know yet [if the two incidents were related]," Paul said. "It probably did. A lot of times people have heart attacks and a lot of people survive heart attacks and usually when they have that second, third one, it's pretty much over with."

DX also asked Paul about his reaction to the death, to which he responded he is currently in disbelief. Paul also said that Lord Infamous had premonitions about dying.

"I think I was one of the last people to find out," he said. "I found out this morning around 9 o'clock. They had been calling me. His family had been calling me. I think I remember, when I look back, I turned my ringer off. I usually sleep with my ringer on because of situations like this because it was the wee hours of the morning is when I found out that my momma had passed... But for last night I had turned the ringer off for the first time so I could get some sleep 'cause I had a lot that I had to do today.

"When I woke up this morning, they was telling me that this had happened," DJ Paul continued. "I didn't believe it at first, they was like, 'Ricky died,' and I'm like, 'Ricky who?' and I was like, 'Get the fuck outta here.' I couldn't believe it even though I was kind of preparing for it just because one day he was talking kind of crazy a couple of weeks ago and he was like, 'I think I've got four months to live,' and this and that and I was like, 'No you don't, get outta here.' He was telling the same thing to his momma last week."

Lord Infamous is one of the founding members of Three 6 Mafia. Along with Juicy J and DJ Paul, he appeared on all of the group's early releases and released his debut solo effort, Lord Of Terror, in 1994, which preceded the group's breakthrough independent release, 1995's Mystic Stylez. He also participated in creating Three 6 Mafia offshoot group, Da Mafia Six's latest release, 6ix Commandments, which was released last month.

"He got a chance to see all his dreams come true," DJ Paul said when asked about Lord Infamous' role on 6ix Commandments. "Me and [Gangsta] Boo and everybody back in the studio, like he always wanted to see that 'cause we all grew up together. We was 14, 15 when it started so he was happy to see that."
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Re: R.I.P. Ricky 'Lord Infamous' Dunigan (of Three 6 Mafia)

Post by Mothman on Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:36 pm

RIP

I enjoyed his music.
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Post by PAhiphopFAN on Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:39 pm

Haven't really been a fan since I was a in high school, but I was looking forward to this new Mafia 6ix album to see what it offers. R.I.P.

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Post by amatoxin on Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:13 pm

PAhiphopFAN wrote:Haven't really been a fan since I was a in high school, but I was looking forward to this new Mafia 6ix album to see what it offers. R.I.P.

still cant believe this actually happened..



this is a collabo i never thought id see in my lifetime..

fully knowing most of the crew cant rap for shit, ive always dug triple six. paul & juicy are super-producers.

oh, and for the new jacks that dont know.. da mafia 6ix is at least half full of 'remakes' from their old school triple six mixtapes (cassettes)

the above video is obviously revamped from 'mystic stylez' (1995.. almost 20 years ago.. damn..), which is still a 'part 2' of 'sweet robbery'. i remember when i picked mystic stylez up and was confused to why their 'debut' album had tracks labeled "part 2" and "part 3".



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